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with compliance departments and upstarts with energy and ideas. this status inequality demands our attention. last week's bipartisan passage of the unfunded mandate's transparency and information act is a good start, but much more must be done. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. the chair will receive message. the messenger: mr. speaker, a message from the president of the united states. the secretary: mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: mr. secretary. the secretary: i am directed by the president of the united states to deliver to the house of representatives a message in writing. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from minnesota seek recognition? for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina eek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. wilson: mr. speaker, transitioning from military to civilian life can be challenging for our veterans. the skill sets learned while serving in the armed forces are highly valued and confidence is extraordinary of veterans who have proven work ethic.
will be recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today in strong support of the nuclear energy sector, not only do nuclear power plants provide affordable, reliable and clean energy, they also provide many quality high-paying jobs and are the backbone of many communities. my district is shome to a nuclear plant -- is home to a nuclear plant that employs near 700 people. nuclear energy is a secure energy source that plays a vital role in a responsible, all-of-the-above energy policy. mr. davis: it is the biggest provider of reliable, efficient, clean energy and it provides on-demand energy 24/7. the recent record cold temperatures in the midwest show the importance of energy diversification. many of my constituents saw steep increases in their electric bill. while pipes froze and transportation became difficult because of iced roads and bridges, nuclear power remained consistent. i worry that things could have become worse if nuclear power wasn't able to fill the gaps where needed. this is why i stand here today in support of nuclear energy and all of my constituents and the hardworkin
and the guy that's supplying the energy for the united states? >> host: where did you read they pay for leasing of the land and taxes? >> caller: that's just on the internet. >> host: zachary goldfarb, the oil companies and gas company to pay taxes and they do have to pay the federal government to lease these lands. >> guest: that's right. the reason the government thinks is there is its multiple. first, the government belief these are public lands in many cases and some some of the benefits of that oil and gas should spread the people in those committees and around the country and not just into the pockets of the company. secondly, there is enforcement, environmental regulations in terms of government oversight when you do natural resource billing and exploration in the united states to protect in private, natural habitats and so forth. that needs to be paid for as well. i think the funds and licensing fees go to that support. >> host: freelancer on twitter, how much debt did bush leave? i read 11.5 trillion spent in eight years and the gop act like they have nothing to do with the
are under way. they can develop alternative energy supplies, including fracking. including as the united states becomes an energy exporter, there are alternative sources there in the future and sources -- the inauguration of of the new pipeline project from the caspian sea which will be a new route for gas supplies into europe, not passing through russia, not from russia. this infrastructure will take time to develop but it is important to do so. the world is becoming increasingly unstable. this latest example to world peace is the classic case in my view. will the foreign secretary array with me -- agree with me that our country must rethink the funding of our armed forces to make sure we have the ships, the navy, the air force to me potential threats in the future. i am not hinting we should go to war on this case but it is a reminder we need to keep our defenses up. in an unstable world we do need to keep up our defenses, that is right. that is why this country is investing in some very sophisticated military projects for the future. as twotain the spending percent of our gdp on defen
, this will be a forum to show competing issues. but the republicans will offer general bills on taxes, trade, energy, regulatory curbs. pointing outl be the upbeat economic outlooks after all of these showdowns. >> we know congressional hearings on the budget begin ron wyden. what do you expect to hear on that? >> talking about leaving room for more priorities. heen is new to the panel and has his own ideas on tax policy. forum, it is a for them -- for airing out ideas. you will not see the senate democrats doing their own budget plan because they feel the agreement already put the spending caps in place. meanwhile, house republicans will have their plan pitted against their blueprints and that is the opening salvo, shall we say. >> house republicans met and talked about alternatives to the health care law and there is a bill scheduled on the house floor on the individual mandates. what about that bill and current republican strategy? they've moved away from just trying to repeal it. same effect of the bill they passed last year and they are giving relief from the overhaul and causing them to delay
broadening the energy base for the navy. how is that going? and how do you manage that? >> first it is going very well. to answer the first question it is fuel and energy is a military vulnerability particularly the way we are doing it today. i'm very glad that america is producing more oil and gas. but even if we produce all that we can use, there are two overriding factors. number one oil and gas are global commodities and the price is set globally. so, you get some instability somewhere, you get somebody threatening to close a strait somewhere, you get anything, when the price of oil went up $10 with syria syria is not a major producer but it sis the security premium that traders place on oil regardless of where it is coming from. every time the price of oil goes up a dollar a barrel it costs the navy and manner corps an additional $30 million. in 2011 and 2012 the navy was presented with an additional unbudgeted $2 billion in fall costs. well there are not many places to go get that sort of money. you can take it out fof operations. so you steam less, fly less, or if
of their energy supplies and actually we have seen a significant recession in european leadership over the last ten to 20 years. but we need to act and we need to speak up in favor of the people who are now being overtaken in crimea by vladimir putin's army, his military. and i worry and -- in conclusion i say it's time we woke up about vladimir putin. it's time that this administration got real. and it's also time for us to worry about what vladimir putin will do on eastern ukraine on the pretext that somehow disorder and demonstrations might require russian presence. and my friends, if we allow mr. putin to assert his authority over these areas because of russian-speaking people, that message is not lost on poland, where there's russian population, on romania, on latvia, estonia, lithuania and moldova, and we are on the verge possibly of seeing a move to reassert the old russian empire, which is mr. putin's lifelong ambition. madam president, i've overstayed my time. i thank my colleague from alabama and i yield the floor. the presiding officer: madam president? the presiding officer: the sen
of energy production but it is important to understand with the shift of energy that represents not just for our economy before america's security as well. current projections became the world's largest producer of oil and gas 2013 of saudi arabia in russia. domestic production from crude oil rose for the first time since 1995 and further increases of domestic production over the coming years. natural gas production and continue to rise in 2012 of more than 20% over the last five years. but the progress is not limited to oil and gas. great strides have also been made with energy efficiency. wind and solar power have doubled since the president took office while consumption has fallen over this time in stronger fuel economy standards with cutting edge technologies have led to the latest vehicle fleet ever. but it directly to make united states more attractive for multinational firms industries like manufacturing. the president recently announced of the energy sector to reduce its dependence on foreign oil sources. the "state of the union" address the president announced his intention with
district work every day to provide our nation's energy independence and to get our nation out of the middle east. but they are tired of fighting new unfunded mandates. with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlelady from massachusetts seek recognition? without objection, so ordered, the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. ms. tsongas: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today as a member of the sustainable energy and environment coalition to talk about a significant issue for massachusetts and our nation. the wind production tax credit. in the past two years, clean energy jobs in massachusetts have grown by 24%, and are projected to grow another 11% in 2014. thanks to the wind industry, the commonwealth has seen an influx of over 200 -- $200 million in capital investment and is home to nine wind-related manufacturing facilities. massachusetts is also home to the wind technology testing center, which at the time of its opening, was the first facility in the country capable of testing large-scale wind turbine blades up to
speaker, we are in a global competition, a global race on clean energy and innovation. in our efforts to witness race and ensure our place as the kingpin of the global economy, for decades to come we must support a secure, all of the above domestic energy supply that includes both newly abundant traditional fossil fuels as well as clean renewable energy. energy such as wind, solar, biomass, hydro, nuclear, and more. we simply cannot continue to rely on a single fossil fuel to power our economy. that is not wise, long-term policy. today i would like to highlight one of these abundant job creating clean energy sources. wind energy, one way to support this critical source of energy for our nation is the federal production tax credit. the credit that keeps electricity rates low and encourages development of proven renewable energy projects. this credit expired at the end of last year, and must be retroactively extended to foster job growth and promote a greener and cleaner environment for the next generation. the p.t.c., production tax credit, also creates jobs. in my district, the capita
some energy, but to turn that into money might be seven to ten years' window. but what's important about phase one if you have major oil players from the u.s. and russia and europe and china engaged in the sector, in the eastern mediterranean alongside israel and cyprus which relates to then turkey and the e.u. and all of that, it might create for lebanon an investment in its stability and its long-term viability because of the importance of energy. similar to what, how the gulf sort of gets its stability and security. the gulf countries are, you know, strange tribes, but they survived because they have important resources. other parking lots of the world -- parts of the world sometimes have that as well. that's very important for lebanon's geostrategic environment. if the east and west agree that this must be a peace offul zone because there are important resources here, now actually moving forward on what's the economic value of this, the first thing is to figure out how to get it to market. the market is effectively europe. the original approach was or the plan was certainly to
and food security, global health, and improved access to low-cost clean energy. by fully funding the development assistance in global health, child survival accounts, we will keep up the momentum that has helped cut the rate of children dying from malaria in half and given millions of children the nutrition they need to survive. this is a critical moment in our fight we cannot afford to step back. that's why in this budget request, more than $1 billion is devoted to feed the future, president obama as global food security initiative. this past year, these investments helped improve nutrition for were than 12 million children in helped more than 7 million farmers transform there family's income and livelihood. this year's budget request build on these results with the new integrated approach to nutrition that will reduce child stunting, also known as hidden hunger, by 20% and change the lives of 2 million children in target partner countries, tackling one of the leading causes of child that the also undermined country and global growth. this budget maintains our nations tremendous
of reprocessing in order to, for example, provide domestic energy, nuclear energy plants. many countries in the world have nuclear energy. but only a handful actually process it themselves. most just decide to buy it already processed from abroad. we have agreements and we have arrangements with countries all over the planet that do that. only a handful actually retain the capacity to reprocess it or -- or -- or to enrich uranium or reprocess plutonium. when you see a country -- when you see a country announce that they are going to invest money, time and energy in developing a processing -- a reprocessing or an enrichment exaibilityd, that raises -- capability, that raises red flags and here's why. because while you only need a certain level of enrichment to be able to provide nuclear energy for peaceful purposes and a little bit of a higher level in order to be able to use it for medical isotopes, the exact same machines, the exact same facilities, the exact same scientists are the exact same runs that can also reprocess or enrich to an even higher level to use in a weapon. the story o
that all he is interested in is domestic energy for peaceful purposes. the problem is that's not what's happening. what's happening is that the united states, through the state department and this administration, i think de facto has already but if not are on the verge of agreeing to allow iran to keep in place its enrichment and reprocessing capabilities, and i'm going to explain to you why that's a problem. if that capability is still there, if they retain all the facilities necessary for enrichment and reprocessing, even if they agree to limit to to a certain level for now at any point in time in the future they can ratchet it back up and they can go on to develop a weapon. in fact, the design for a weapon is the easiest part unfortunately of all of this. the hardest part is reaching the technological capability to enrich uranium to a certain point so you can weaponize it. if you allow them to keep all the equipment, all the technology, all the scientists, all that infrastructure in place, then at any point in the future when they decide now it's time for a weapon, they can break o
ways instead of encouraging a shortsighted and flawed referendum. puerto rico faces economic energy and public safety challenges that have a direct impact on the quality of life of its residents. joint efforts to restore economic growth, modernize energy resources, and reinforce strategies for combating drug trafficking, could have a big impact. i am encouraged by proposed reforms and i wish the best to governor garcia padilla and the early days of his term in office. mr. president, i hope the senate will not attempt to impose a solution from washington, d.c. on puerto rican voters. a solution that would be contrary to the public opinion of inhabitants of the island. i'm glad to be joined today, and i will soon yield the floor, to my colleague from west virginia, who serves on the energy and natural resources committee, which exercises jurisdiction over matters relating to puerto rico. and i would now yield the floor to my colleague, senator manchin, and ask him to comment on a recent study by the g.a.o. on puerto rico's economy and the potential effects of statehood and i yield the
have peaceful nuclear energy programs. they're doing this without spinning centrifuges, without enriching uranium, without operating heavy water facilities, and without conducting military nuclear research. you know why iran insists on doing all of these things that the other peaceful countries don't do? it's because iran doesn't want a peaceful nuclear program. iran wants a military nuclear program. i said it here once. i will say it here again. if it looks like a duck, if it walks like a duck, if it quacks like a duck, then what is it? well, it ain't a chicken. and it certainly not a dove. it is still a nuclear duck. [applause] unfortunatelily the leading powers of the world are talking about leading iran with the capability to enrich uranium. i hope they don't do that because that would be a grave error. it would leave iran as a threshold nuclear power. it would enable iran to rapidly develop nuclear weapons, at a time when the world's attention is focused elsewhere. and we see, as we speak, that that could happen. in one part of the world today, tomorrow in another part, may
ago where i felt, actually, all the energy was in the commercial sector and the dynamism and the independence, of course, was in the commercial sector. but rta does reach across the whole country. it does reach into the rural areas. it does reach outside of the city. it does reach those populations who are not reached by the commercial media. and i think all media is important, but rta is absolutely key to the future of a country. particularly if it can become more independent. what, as we were talking about this morning, is needed in afghanistan is a national dialogue, is a national public debate. and i think one of the foundation stones for the national dialogue to come is something like, is rta. this is a difficult argument to make, actually. i mean, we support public service broadcasting around the world, and the number of success stories, successful transition of state characters to independent, financially-independent public broadcasters is not a big one. the political price of surrendering control of your state broadcaster by any incumbent president is very, very h
of the interagency task forces that they were on. and so the secretary of energy asked me to do that project in the department of energy, and the department of energy was on, like, 133 task forces that either the secretary, the deputy secretary or an undersecretary had to participate in and had meetings at least once a month or once a week or whatever. so i sent around a questionnaire to all the assistant secretaries and said how many of these task forces do you think we could eliminate? and what do you think the answer was? [laughter] none. even though some of them never went to 'em, some of them never met. when they, when push came to shove, and this was in the reagan administration, they didn't want to give it up because at some point in tomb in some future -- in time in some future there might be an interagency task force that helped department of energy. i think if we checked with the federal agencies, they would all tell us they not only couldn't give back any spectrum, they probably needed more. but if we had a market an lust come in and do an outside independent audit, w
of the biggest facters in bringing more jobs back is our commitment to american energy. the all-of-the-above energy strategy that i announced a few years ago is working and today america's closer to energy independence than we have been in decades. safe and ensures the responsible production of natural gas and cleaner electricity generation from fossil fuels. it creates new incentives to cut the amount of energy we place in our cars, trucks, homes and factories. it promotes clean energy in things like solar, by making permanent tax credits. and it continues to strength protection of our air, water, land and communities and addresses the threat of climate change. climate change is in fact -- is a fact and we have to act with much more urgency to address it because a changing climate is already harming western communities, struggling with drought and coastal cities dealing with floods. that is why i directed my administration to work with states, utilities and others to set new standards on the amount of carbon pollution our power plants are allowed to dump into the air. and why
. the energy minister when asked about climate change said this -- you're not going to draw me on that. i haven't had time to get into the climate change debate. [laughter] he is the energy minister, mr. speaker. will he clarify? is a habit of climate change deniers in this government? >> this is a new approach to prime minister's questions. you come to the house of commons and praise the prime minister for his commitment to climate change. [shouting] i like the new style but i thought -- i think this is much more refreshing. this government has a solid track record of cutting carbon, negotiating internationally, to of investing in nuclear, the biggest renewable energy program that we've seen in our countries history. for the first time in a long, we are on track to meet up renewable target. perhaps he would like to get up again and congratulate me for this excellent record on the environment. [shouting] >> the whole country will have heard he cannot answer the question about whether, about whether you need to believe in man-made climate change to be part of his government. he's gone from think
resolutions, cooperates with the international atomic energy agency, respects human rights, and ceases to promote global terrorism. furthermore, the nuclear weapons-free iran act implements president obama's own policy. in his recent state of the union address he stated -- and i quote -- "be the first to call for more sanctions" -- close quote should iran fail to uphold the interim agreement. by passing this legislation we are ensuring that the united states has the ability to further penalize iran for its continued noncompliance. nevertheless, president obama has threatened to veto this legislation, further indicating his willingness to blindly concede to iranian rhetoric. now is not the time for this nation to exhibit weakness. now is our chance to demonstrate to iran and to the world that we are serious about nuclear nonproliferation in compliance with international laws and obligations. for these reasons i strongly support the nuclear weapons-free iran act as presented in this amendment and i urge my colleagues to act swiftly to pass this important measure. mr. president, i yield t
to the broader climate action plan and the energy initiatives in the president's budget? >> the overall effort, the climate action plan deals with the range of energy policies, things like investments in clean energy, things like moving on greenhouse gas emissions, and also dealing with resilience and making sure we are being a good partner to state and local governments as they prepare for the impacts of climate change. this is a piece of that. significant investment. again as i mentioned both through fema, to help state and local and tribal governments prepare, but also to include research data unlocking information that will be helpful in that process. and also building on our experience after superstorm sandy to make sure that we are investing in the right kinds of technologies. so there are multiple pieces of that. we consider it part of the verall target tax plan agenda. >> the ryan-murray deal for 2014 ows 10, 12 discretionier spending, but your wugget shows 10-33 in base discretionary spending. can you explain that discrepancy? >> we built the budget and built it to the basic 10-14, th
here is important. in congress we often focus our energy and attention on those issues that are most divisive and controversial. there are real substantive disagreements between the two parties and among the american people. but congress must do the hard things and every now and then we get an opportunity to do something easy. this should be easy. the reforms in this bill are low-hanging fruit. these are modest reforms supported by republicans and democrats alike. some of these changes merely codify sdemreck tiff orders issued by the -- executive orders issued by the last two democrat presidents. some of my colleagues have suggestions for improvement and have offered amendments to this bill. great. these will be discussed tomorrow in an open and transparent process. in fact, mr. speaker, every democrat amendment that was submitted has been included in this rule. i hope that my colleagues will join me in supporting this sensible legislation that had enhance transparency, accountability and awareness of federal mandates. i urge my colleagues to vote for this rule and the underlying bil
to go through europe but there are others, and one other to highlight is the question of energy and power. there are meetings of the forum is here where the regional political business leaders got together and what they got excited about is when they discovered some of the central asia republics have somewhere between two to 6 kilowatts in our dark producing 13 to 16 cents per kilowatt hour an and t the differential is an enormous trade and then there are others that increasingly are being discovered, but in that search for the regional corporation is what would help create the incentives for the peace and stability. let me see if i can add just the question of the peace process and i talked about this a little bit before the session. i would make four points if i could. one, it's important to start this as david said in his intervention to remember that we are fighting these televangelists continue to attack and attack and as david said not long combat since the terrible attacks on the afghan national security forces into the effort to kill and maim american forces and internat
missions canceled. naval cooperation talks canceled. energy cooperation talks were canceled. the obama administration has placed a hold on all aspects of bilateral interaction. until the crisis in crimea is further resolved. host: is it enough to have sanctions to influence what is going on in ukraine? guest: the economic situation in russia may be more vulnerable to economic pressure than most people think. this is according to senior officials. they think that the russian ruble will tumble. willinvestment in russia fall. and that this will have a cumulative effect to pushing those who can influence moscow to have a change of calculus. other analysts are not so sure. the russian system is extremely opaque. not a lot of good data is coming out. they have the ability to manipulate that data. putin has taken the decision that whatever costs or pressure he has to suffer under, he is willing to take those costs. he still sees the benefits. host: what is the point of all this? from mr. putin's position. guest: for putin, ukraine and crimea are personal issues. he believes, and many russian
and they describe the epa policy is one step by 1,000 permits. in general we have too much subsidization of energy whether windmills or companies like solyndra we don't take advantage of free could or should of our natural resources. but the giant shining example of regulatory overkill in my mind is obamacare. it is fundamentally flawed based on the notion in part of the payment system loaded with disincentives to work to implant and very problematic. if you take the combination of the regulatory avalanching and the policy i ask myself is a wonder the economy has grown at all. even at 2 percent we should be impressed considering what the economy is up against. now that i have so blatant your tuesday morning. [laughter] it is encouraging that despite all that we have done this economy manages to eke out some growth it shows an amazing resilience that is in the american dna and in our nature for all the headwinds, that is why i think if we could get policy , economic growth would be amazing. we could be poised to have a terrific break out in growth and prosperity if we would get fundamentals right.
the united states was sending voluntary contributions to the international atomic energy administration, whose voluntary contributions above membership dues were going to create capacity of the nuclear facility not in the national interest of the united states not in the national interest of the state of israel. for a decade i was told my concerns had no legitimate basis , that iran would never be able to bring the plant online and that iran's nuclear activities were not a major concern. history has shown us those assessments about iran's abilities and intentions were civilly wrong man -- wrong man and i believe they are wrong today. i am skeptical of iran keeping its promises. and what we should expect before we moved to an agreement that we would hope permanently dismantles iran's to clear weapon program. i support a diplomatic row gram to get us to a deal. this must be reinforced by international commitment to international regime -- to sanctions against iran. we must keep the pressure on. we cannot let them opt you skate -- obvious gate -- obfuscate to make sure they never have the
of spenders and involving energy speaking hypothetically with five provisions on energy. two of them would be enough to obtain your objective in part of this to generate the savings so that you're making a jump start to tax reform. now this kind of illustrative of my philosophy, between now and the election of my pharmacy. there are three major pieces of legislation that have a date stamp on them. this is the republican from new hampshire and they had this date stamp on them and then shortly we will run out of money on the highway trust fund. and you can't worry about so in each of those three areas, the centers and the transportation, my hope is to use those bills as a springboard to broader reform. if we can make this cost defensive policy with respect to its vendors, that is a jump start to tax reform. and i have to give some of the private sector money off the sideline and get it back to the transportation finance system. and that's a very important time and we have to be concerned about these other judgments that are going to be made my pledges to work with you on these kinds of issue
the energy pace for the -- energy base for the navy. how is that a going? and, again, how do you manage that? >> well, first, it's going very well. i said in answer to the first question that it's fuel and energy is a military vulnerability particularly the way we're doing it today. i'm very glad that america's producing more oil and gas. but even if we produce all that we can use, there are two pretty overriding factors. number one, oil and gas are global commodities. and the price is set globally. so you get some instability somewhere, you get somebody threatening to close a strait somewhere, you get anything, when the syrian crisis started, the price of oil went up $10 a barrel. syria's not a major producer, but it's a security premium that traders place on oil regardless of where it's coming from. every time the price of oil goes up a dollar a barrel, it costs the navy and marine corps $30 million in additional fuel costs. in '11 and '12, i was presented with, the navy was presented with an additional unbudgeted $2 billion in fuel costs. well, there are not many places to go get that sor
and is not the first time carriers have had this problem. in the whole cold war the soviets put enormous energy enormous money into taking out the aircraft carriers and the strikers and that is how i cut my teeth in this business, figuring out ways to make it survivable and actually we did an awful lot in those days. none of those things would work in today in today's world but we are so used to dominating and we don't spend anywhere near the money we should on electronic warfare and deception and other things like that can make a huge difference and in this budget environment we can actually afford things like that. we need to be more creative so that's .1. joint strike fighter is another program that suffers from the same challenge of how can we talk about shorter range in a world where they are pushing us further and further out and i think the same point comes in, we have to recognize jsf is the only jet we have built that is built from the ground up to be survivable in a challenging bw environment for example. that's a tremendous capability. we haven't started to figure out what we can do
with regulation of energy usage, right? as opposed to emission of lead or -- >> well, the main thing now is significant energy fishs. -- efficiency. for example, different kinds of turbirnes and processes -- >> the same as for domestic, energy efficient light bulbs. >> i really don't think this is about light bulbs. mr. chief justice. >> no, but my point is that at the moment that is largely true. >> of course the e.p.a. is considering and scientists are trying to develop other technologies like carbon capture technology that. -- and that's the whole point of best available control technology, that as best -- better options come on line, it allows for that. that's how the statute is supposed to work. >> if you regulate -- i'm trying to understand the arguments in your brief. if you prevail on the first, in other words, greenhouse gases may be regulated with respect to sourced already subject to permitting, my understanding is it gets you to 80% of the greenhouse gases. >> that's correct. >> prevailing on the second gets you to 86%. >> that's correct. >> so this is a fight about an additi
balance, the fortitude, and the energy to make it all happen. it is up to us. let's take the challenge and get it done. up and save america from the left. you are doing it. i think back in those years going into roughly 2010. i watched what happened when nancy pelosi became the speaker of the house, and i am sitting there doing all i can punching away. trying to hold our constitution together and our free enterprise together and our way of life together. we forget that they roll captain trade of the top of us before they brought obamacare. it just did not get through the senate because of what used to be known as the filibuster and the supermajority required. they rolled captain trade over the top of us. we have barack obama deciding that he has the constitutional authority and make up laws on his own. today minions in the executive branch to do whenever they decide to do to impose this lester -- leftist agenda. i have long spoken about these constitutional violations, but here's the one that is the starkest and clearest. after barack obama had taken a beating from the religious commun
, such as hunting and fishing and bothing. the study -- boating. the study must look at energy production and transmission. it requires the federal government to identify all existing authorities that could be utilized to condemn private property. we want property owners to know how much power the government will be given so they can form an educated opinion whether they should participate in or support a wild and scenic river designation. and mr. speaker, the bill would require the federal government to identify those authorities that compel it to become involved in real local zoning. while federal designation of the york river clearly has an appeal to the local advocates, supporting this legislation, it's important for the community to be aware that it requires local zoning to conform to the dictates of the federal act. and lastly, mr. speaker, i would note, that this exact legislation passed the house last congress, but because the senate failed to act on it, it is being considered once again in this congress. and with that, mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pr
-- department. the drug enforcement agency. their work should be obvious. the energy department which is where my security clearance currently resides which looks after nuclear matters and energy matters. each of the five armed forces as its own intelligence branch. you put all that together and to 16 of them. the problem with the silos. we learned from 9/11 that all that intelligence was never brought together. lookyou retrospectively back and see all the clues, all the pieces were there and they never were put into a coherent whole. we need an integrated intelligence on a more practical level. i have a friend who went to graduate school. he was commander of the submarine. to go given an order photograph a brand-new ship from a hostile country. , tookt into shallow water great risks, took some photographs. he was able to escape and come out. manyyou think you have people live in your hands and you take that kind of risk. he later transferred to the national security council and was working on things when this particular question came up. they looked at the files with extensive photographs of
they don't have enough water to take care of their need for the next 25 years. they not only have an energy problem and the pollution problem. they have a problem of fundamental shift in their society from an agrarian society to a society made up of cities arty 5 million people. they are in a position where they have real problems. we want to see do well, manufacturers coming from europe as well as china and the far east? gas is seven times cheaper here than it is there. epicenterng to be the of energy in north america throughout the first half of the 20th century. that's not a boast. it's a pure, natural fact. going for us.hing everything. education. best our workers are three times as productive. that's not the kids they are bad. we are better. it's time we remind ourselves just how powerful we are politically, economically, and militarily. use that power to generate the kind of education system, the kind of job opportunities, and the kind of opportunities that grow the rest of the world. there's not a leader in the world who wouldn't trade positions with the united states. say, woe maury
in washington. the reason for that is something i didn't think there's a go when i felt actually all the energy was in the commercial sector and the independence of coors was at the commercial sector. but it does reach across the whole country. it does reach into the areas and it does reach outside of the cities. it does reach of those populations that are not reached vieither commercial media. and i think that all of the media is important, but the rta is the key to the future of the country particularly if it can become more independent. but we were talking about this morning was needed in afghanistan is the national dialogue and i think one of the foundations for the national dialogue to come is rta. this is a difficult argument to make actually. we support the public service broadcasting around the world and the number of success stories and the transition of the board is dependent and financially sustainable is not a great one. but the potential of the real success is quite a difficult. the political price of surrendering control of the state broadcaster by any incumbent president is very,
are producing more energy than ever before and we are thating climate pollution threatens the future of our children and our grandchildren. so we've made progress, and that's why i believe this can be a breakthrough year for america. after five years of great and determined effort, no other country is better positioned for the 21st century. that's not just my opinion. you talk to big investors, you talk to ceo's, you talk to leaders of other countries and they look at us and say, you have so much going for you. but we all know we've still got more to do. we've got work to do, because the trends that have battered the middle class for decades have not been reversed. in some cases they have grown starker. after four and half years of economic growth, corporate havets, stock prices, they really been higher, those at the top have never done better. but average wages have barely budged. too many middle-class families are working harder than ever and are treading water. many families cannot seem to work their way into the middle class at all. areladders of opportunity now the roving -- are now er
. russia iso say that putting pressure on ukraine. there are challenges with respect to their energy sources. we are committed firmly to the direction they have chosen for themselves. we will talk about the neighborhood, the region. i look forward to a timely conversation as i depart for tf. >> thank you for this conversation. grateful.remely we are building a functioning institution. tolerantilding a society, making sure that we are ofe to ensure the benefits the citizens of mobile the. a strategicch dialogue, which i am sure will be extremely important in building a more functioning society. we were able to resume the activities of the trade commission because we are indeed accessterested to spend -- we would like to see more american investment in the economy. the response from the usc cr is extremely promising. we will launch today to make sure that there are working groups. numeric and step forth -- it is about the security cooperation. some verythe region .egative developments unfolding since we are the neighbor of ukraine -- [indiscernible] everything that happens in ukraine i
the money and time and energy to pursue these rules. i read today, i think there are nearly 100,000 comments on this rule. the xl pipeline, which is pretty controversial, then maybe 7,000. years of rule and is one of the controversial and has to be taking some time and energy and money, but you continue to pursue that or whoever started it continues to pursue it. yet there is not enough money to answer the phone. and i know that we year from time to time the argument, if you just give the irs more money that will collect more revenue. the argument is that if you give the ira's $1 you will get back for five in revenue. and if you don't give the irs money the revenues will go down the deficit will go on. it makes intuitive sense to say if you give the irs more money they can collect more revenue. it sounds like it makes sense, but there is no empirical evidence. fact, at times just the opposite is true. 2001, 2009 the appropriations was increased and the revenue collections went down. obviously there are other factors than just how much money era scott. the up to look at inflation, population,
and nondefense programs, including manufacturing, energy efficiency and preschool education. he writes, it's unclear what mechanism the budget will employ to add spending while adhering to the spending caps. that's from "c.q." we're live here on c-span. >> good afternoon, everyone. thank you for being here. as you know today we have the presentation of the president's budget. for today's briefing, as part of that introduction and presentation, i have with me the director of the office of management and budget, sylvia burwell. i have jason furman, the chairman of the president's council of economic advisors. cecilia munoz, the director of the domestic policy council, and gene sperling, the director of the economic council. each of my guests will have an opening statement and then we'll take questions related to budget matters. i'll try to direct traffic in that "q&a" session. i will -- in that question and answer session. on ll have comments ukraine, but if you could hold questions on those subjects not related to the budget until after we're done with q&a on the budget that will be terrifi
for 2015 and it would fund defense, pre-k, job trading and the like, manufacture and energy and bread and butter issues. that is their idea. no one thinks it is going to happen before the elections. it is possible there could be agreement after the election. but you know, against all odds, ryan and murray did find a compromise before. so it isn't guaranteed not to happen. >> host: the president's budget is one thing, murray and the ryan deal is another and you have the of the approperators >> guest: right they are hard at work and people are not paying much attention to that. going forward, that work is going to continue. the president and whitehouse will try to strike the balance because congress has the ability to shift or shape what the lower level accounts look like. but this is a battle on what happens after the year. >> host: and then what? >> guest: if the republicans win in the senate and increase in the house, it is hard to see obama achieving much in the final two years. maybe republicans will do a deal on corporate taxes, but it is hard to imagine. if democrats keep their s
and so, as that is what we are going to urge you to do and with all of our energies we are going to keep on this case. we simply cannot spend years negotiating treaties, the treaty partner pokes holes in them. allow the courts in switzerland to interpret their value away or minimize their value, to watch people we go after the provided the kind of immunity we have provided to them without insisting that we get the names from the banks we are providing amnesty to. all about the names, not about the hints. it is not about the treasure hunt. it is the treasure hunt. the treasure is the money that belongs to the u.s. government. i use the word treasure hunt in two ways. one way, it is what we can't do, be diverted to a hunt with clues. in some sense it is a treasure hunt and if we win the treasure that is owed to uncle sam we are going to need a very aggressive department of justice and irs. we thank you both, thank you for your service, your work for our government. we urge you on with greater strength and we would ask you to keep informed of the ways the we requested. >> thank you
impose costs on the growing domesticic energy sector equal to 1,120 per affected employee. these employ yes, sir should not have to -- employees should not have to worry about smaller paychecks and another emerging practice of washington regulators that hides the real impact that excessive regulation has on jobs. under the pretense of minimal regulatory impact, this administration argues that the jobs lost for instance in mining, manufacturing or construction will be offset by new jobs in regulatory compliance. therefore, a majority of their regulations look a lot better and not as harmful. this is wrong. this is not being straight with the public. we must deliver transparency and accountability on the part of this administration and its bureaucracy. i doubt it is any solace to the plant worker who loses his or her job because of regulations because a new job in another sector will be created to comply with these regulations. today, we'll consider an amendment by our colleague, the gentleman from pennsylvania, to mix these problems. this amendment will help protect middle-class jobs and
cold war, the soviets put enormous energy, in norma's money into taking out the aircraft carriers. -- enormous money into taking out the aircraft carriers. that is how i cut my teeth in this business. none of those things would work in today's world, but we have to be creative again. we are so used to do dominating in the sea and in the air. anywhere neard the money we should on things that can make a huge difference. in this budget environment, we can afford things like that. we need to be more creative. joint strike fighters and other programs -- another program that suffers from the same challenge, how can we talk about shorter range in a world where they are pushing us further and further out? i think the same point comes in their. -- there. that ishe only jet built from the ground up to be survivable in a challenging environment. that is a tremendous capability. we have not even started to figure out what we can do with that capability. there are phases to any conflict. the early phases -- eventually, you can get in there. you have to think of it across the spectrum. i think
our christian faith, or identifies with any faith, and the ukraine is a source of no energy or crucial materials, indeed the country is a source of instability and corruption. so why should americans and hoosiers care about what's happening to a country 5,000 miles away? well, let me suggest some reasons and then perhaps some suggestions as to what would be the best way for us to help influence this crisis situation in way that's positive for our country and, frankly, for western democracy and, frankly, for the world. the first and most obvious reason we should take this seriously is the central lesson of history. conflicts, even catastrophes, sometimes grow from small beginnings. most know that the assassination of an imperial relative in a balkan town in 1914 led to the death by violence of 37 million people, world war i. we also know that the cataclysm of world war ii began with the stealth invasion of aws tra and czechoslovakia in 1938 and despite warnings and to what this might lead to, we saw the tragic loss of tens of millions of people in world war ii. this sort of is eerily re
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